Masahiro Tanaka is set for the Opening Day start at the Stadium on April 6, but he was just so-so today as the Yanks lost 7-2 to the Mets (Wednesday).
As I am watching spring training progress, I see some things that make me wonder. It’s far too early to predict things, but no team has everyone on sync at the same time. You have slumps and people that get hot. Here are some thoughts so far.
Players it seems would be good this year: Pineda, Headley.
Players I wonder about: CC, A-Rod, Beltran, Gardner (he’s had a poor spring), Drew, Betances (has been struggling).
A player I think will do better than expected: A-Rod.
Players to watch: Judge, Pirela and Refsnyder if Beltran, Drew, show that they are done.
A golden nugget that could surprise and be a steal: Andrew Bailey.
Chase Headley was 2 for 3 with an RBI today.
The pitching line
Tanaka 4 2/3, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 H, 1 walk, 7 K.
Betances 1/3, 1 R 1 H, 0 walks, 0 K.
Miller 1/3, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks and 0 K.
Justin Wilson 2/3, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0k.
Bailey, 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk, 2 K.
Whitley 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks and 1 K.
Carpenter 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks and 1 K.